In a recent episode of her “This is Paris” podcast, reality star Paris Hilton revealed the name of her newborn son. The socialite announced that she and her husband, Carter Reum, named their baby boy Phoenix, and also debuted the first picture of him on Instagram on Thursday.
Hilton explained that she kept her son’s name a secret even from her family because she wanted to cherish the private moment between her and Carter, away from the public eye. She admitted that her life has been extremely public, and this was one moment that she wanted to keep just for herself.
During the podcast, Hilton read an excerpt from her upcoming book, “Paris: The Memoir,” where she explained the meaning behind the name Phoenix. She shared that she had chosen the name years ago, while searching for cities, countries, and states on a map that would pair well with Paris and London.
She went on to describe the significance of the name, saying, “More important, it’s the bird that flames out and then rises from the ashes to fly again. I want my son to grow up knowing that disaster and triumph go around and come around throughout our lives and that this should give us great hope for the future.”
Fans and celebrities alike have flooded Hilton’s social media with congratulatory messages and well-wishes for the new parents. The happy couple announced last month that they had welcomed their first child together via surrogate. While they have kept most details of their private life away from the public eye, Hilton’s fans are thrilled to finally catch a glimpse of baby Phoenix and learn his name.